Keep your heart happy this Valentine’s Day

Keep your heart happy this Valentine’s Day, advises Dr Suresh Venkita.

Dr Venkita is the Medical Doctor and Chief Physician (Cardiology and internal medicine) with Pacific International Hospital in Port Moresby.

He says life these days are highly stressful and if there’s one advice he can give for February 14, it is to keep that vital organ happy on this special date.

“A happy heart is a safe heart, so the happier you are, the calmer you are, the more peaceful you are, your heart is too.

“An angry heart is a bad heart because the angrier you get, you’re damaging your heart – blood pressure goes up, heart rate becomes irregular and even provokes a chaotic heart rate disease,” he said.

He has also urged for people to start taking on the habit of exercising as it has direct benefits to the heart

“If you want your heart to remain happy and healthy - exercise every single day, at least 40 minutes. It is the only antidote you have these days, and you don’t need an expensive gym, or a fancy hotel, you can do this in your house,” Dr Venkita added.

Points to remember - Heart can be damaged by negative emotions, positive emotions on Valentine’s Day doesn’t damage the heart.

You may want to head to the cinema with your loved one this Valentine’s Day, be sure to keep away from violent movies.

“They are extremely bad for the heart and mind,” Dr Venkita warns.

Gloria Bauai